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RESULT
2nd Test, Pallekele, November 14 - 18, 2018, England tour of Sri Lanka
290 & 346
(T:301) 336 & 243

England won by 57 runs

Player Of The Match
1/26 & 124
joe-root
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Rory Burns c de Silva b Dananjaya4381-5053.08
Keaton Jennings c †Dickwella b Lakmal18-0012.50
Ben Stokes lbw b Perera1927-2070.37
Joe Root (c) b Pushpakumara1423-2060.86
Jos Buttler c Karunaratne b Pushpakumara6367-7094.02
Moeen Ali lbw b Pushpakumara1023-0043.47
Ben Foakes c de Silva b Perera1929-3065.51
Sam Curran c Karunaratne b Perera64119-1653.78
Adil Rashid lbw b Perera3152-2159.61
Jack Leach  b Dananjaya713-1053.84
James Anderson not out 712-1058.33
Extras(b 4, lb 3, pen 5)12
TOTAL75.4 Ov (RR: 3.83)290
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Keaton Jennings, 4.3 ov), 2-49 (Ben Stokes, 13.2 ov), 3-70 (Joe Root, 18.6 ov), 4-94 (Rory Burns, 25.5 ov), 5-139 (Moeen Ali, 34.2 ov), 6-170 (Ben Foakes, 41.3 ov), 7-176 (Jos Buttler, 46.1 ov), 8-221 (Adil Rashid, 61.2 ov), 9-230 (Jack Leach, 64.4 ov), 10-290 (Sam Curran, 75.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal1214413.66475000
4.3 to KK Jennings, excellent line, Jennings presses forward and thins one through to the keeper! No doubt about that, an audible nick and Jennings walks - he won't be following up his Galle ton with another biggie. Lakmal strikes, decent bit of new-ball bowling, just did enough off the pitch as the angle dragged the batsman across. 12/1
Dilruwan Perera24.456142.471114100
13.2 to BA Stokes, beaten by the turn again, Ravi shakes his head - but Sri Lanka review immediately this time! Dilruwan and Dickwella just know this is hitting, and Hawk-Eye agrees, thudding into the top of off stump with enough conviction to overturn the original call... Stokes is a goner! Perera got his angles right, spin from round the wicket, the batsman squared up and summarily evicted from the crease. 49/2
41.3 to BT Foakes, Foakes sweeps, the ball sidles through via pad and wicketkeeper, slip takes the catch - given! Was there a bottom edge on that? Foakes obviously thinks so, as he's walking off. The ball definitely deflected off the front pad, but hard to see if bat was involved without Snicko... Whatever the case, Sri Lanka have rid themselves of England's meddlesome wicketkeeper. 170/6
61.2 to AU Rashid, spinning and straightening, Rashid is trapped in the crease - that's out! S Ravi's finger goes up, only for Rashid to ask for a review, but I'd be surprised if he gets away with this... He doesn't, Hawk-Eye has it hitting middle stump, Tom Thumb! Similar to Stokes' dismissal, in that he probably should have been forward. Dilruwan gets his third, SL just two away from wrapping up the innings now. 221/8
75.4 to SM Curran, smashed hard out to long off, and that is the end of an absolutely gun innings. Right under the ball once again, looking to clear the ropes as ever, but doesn't get the elevation for once. 290/10
Malinda Pushpakumara2348933.86858100
18.6 to JE Root, bowled 'im! Through the gate. An innocuous delivery, if I can say so. Tossed up around middle and off, Root pushes at it but leaves that tiny gap between bat and pad, the ball brushes both before sneaking in and rattling the stumps. 70/3
34.2 to MM Ali, drops short, Moeen goes back and swings across the line... hit on the pad! Not given by Erasmus but SL review, and this could be a case of Moeen, Moeen, gone! Yep, smacked on the knee roll, Hawk-Eye says it was bulldozing leg stump. Not exactly a hall-of-fame dismissal but they all count, and England's little fightback is curtailed. 139/5
46.1 to JC Buttler, reverse sweep, and that's a massive wicket! Buttler doesn't keep his shot down, and top-edges a lob to backward point. The end of a belting innings that was both agenda-setting and counter-attacking. And definitely worth a hundred in ordinary conditions. But what can England's tail eke out from here?. 176/7
Dhananjaya de Silva20402.0080000
Akila Dananjaya1418025.71537500
25.5 to RJ Burns, no doubt this time. Edged and taken as Akila Dananjaya strikes in his first over. Flighted outside off, Burns pushes and gets an outside edge, a good low catch by Dhananjaya de Silva. They are checking upstairs if it was a clean take and that's clear, hands under the ball and England are 89 for 4. 94/4
64.4 to MJ Leach, bowled him with a peach! Too good for thee, Leachy... Pitching on middle and leg, spinning sharply and giving the top of off a Glasgow kiss. 230/9
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne run out (Stokes)63125-4050.40
Kaushal Silva  b Leach615-1040.00
Malinda Pushpakumara c Burns b Ali422-0018.18
Dhananjaya de Silva c †Foakes b Rashid5998-6060.20
Kusal Mendis c Stokes b Leach13-0033.33
Angelo Mathews c †Foakes b Rashid2042-1047.61
Roshen Silva c Ali b Rashid85174-4148.85
Niroshan Dickwella lbw b Root2533-3075.75
Dilruwan Perera lbw b Leach1537-2040.54
Akila Dananjaya lbw b Ali3139-3079.48
Suranga Lakmal (c)not out 1530-2050.00
Extras(b 6, lb 6)12
TOTAL103 Ov (RR: 3.26)336
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Kaushal Silva, 7.4 ov), 2-31 (Malinda Pushpakumara, 14.4 ov), 3-127 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 38.6 ov), 4-136 (Kusal Mendis, 41.1 ov), 5-146 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 46.2 ov), 6-165 (Angelo Mathews, 54.3 ov), 7-211 (Niroshan Dickwella, 66.4 ov), 8-252 (Dilruwan Perera, 79.4 ov), 9-308 (Akila Dananjaya, 93.2 ov), 10-336 (Roshen Silva, 102.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1424002.85645000
Sam Curran401904.75163000
Jack Leach2957032.411234000
7.4 to JK Silva, bowled him! That's a snorter from Leach, perfect line, perfect length, angled in from round the wicket, gripping the deck, straightening past the edge and into the top of off!. 22/1
41.1 to BKG Mendis, and now Stokes takes a BLINDER at slip! Beautifully bowled by Leach, flight and dip and spin, kisses the outside edge as Mendis gropes forward, it's an instinctive chance - but Stokes sticks out his left paw and snares it with preternatural certainty! I think the ball might have taken a slight deflection off Foakes' gloves, too, but still it went straight into that bucket left hand, thrust out low to his left. 136/4
79.4 to MDK Perera, bullseye! Leach strikes with the old ball! Straighter from Leach, going on with the arm. There was perhaps an angling that it could have slid down leg, but with just one review left, Dilruwan opts not to review. That was a huge wicket. 252/8
Moeen Ali2518523.40965100
14.4 to PM Pushpakumara, that was an ugly, ugly shot. Again a horror swipe across the line, and the man is set like the bear trap there at mid-wicket and England have got their first of the day. That was an ugly hoick, and it got what it deserved. 31/2
93.2 to A Dananjaya, pinned him, like a fly on a windscreen! Dananjaya plays the wrong line and is hook, line and sinker lbw, Moeen finally breaking the ninth-wicket stand, the new ball skidding on for Moeen from round the wicket - would have hit middle and leg halfway up. 308/9
Adil Rashid2227533.40846000
46.2 to DM de Silva, GETS HIM THIS TIME! That was beautiful bowling. Lovely turn and bounce on offer, Dhananjaya prods forward, it's kissed the edge and Foakes gobbles it up. England will deal with 3 or 4 overs of Rashid all sorts if he then produces a delivery just like that. 146/5
54.3 to AD Mathews, Foakes is magic, and so is Adil Rashid! Prodigious turn, takes the edge and Foakes takes this on the second attempt. Great reactions from the keeper. Sri Lanka in trouble now. Rashid earned that through finally finding a range. He may not get every delivery right, but when he does, he is a joy to behold. 165/6
102.6 to ARS Silva, gottim, picks out mid-on! Silva won't be getting a hundred, but he's hauled Sri Lanka into the ascendancy here... Trying to cash in off Rashid's last ball, didn't quite get under it and Moeen held on. 336/10
Joe Root802613.25301000
66.4 to N Dickwella, darted in straight, Dickwella misses on the sweep... and it's given! No hesitation from S Ravi, but Dickwella decides to review nevertheless; the ball was very full, didn't have far to travel after straightening, and Hawk-Eye has it thudding into middle and leg! Nothing zen about that, another wasteful dismissal, Sri Lanka seven down. 211/7
Ben Stokes10909.0032000
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jack Leach lbw b Perera111-009.09
Rory Burns lbw b Pushpakumara5966-7089.39
Keaton Jennings c de Silva b Dananjaya2654-1048.14
Joe Root (c)lbw b Dananjaya124146-10284.93
Ben Stokes lbw b Perera02-000.00
Jos Buttler  b Dananjaya3445-3075.55
Moeen Ali lbw b Dananjaya1014-0171.42
Ben Foakes not out 65119-4254.62
Sam Curran  b Dananjaya01-000.00
Adil Rashid lbw b Dananjaya213-0015.38
James Anderson  b Perera1213-3092.30
Extras(b 4, lb 9)13
TOTAL80.4 Ov (RR: 4.28)346
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Jack Leach, 2.3 ov), 2-77 (Keaton Jennings, 19.1 ov), 3-108 (Rory Burns, 25.5 ov), 4-109 (Ben Stokes, 26.3 ov), 5-183 (Jos Buttler, 40.6 ov), 6-219 (Moeen Ali, 46.3 ov), 7-301 (Joe Root, 69.2 ov), 8-301 (Sam Curran, 69.3 ov), 9-305 (Adil Rashid, 71.6 ov), 10-346 (James Anderson, 80.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dilruwan Perera20.429634.64696300
2.3 to MJ Leach, goes for the sweep, struck on the back thigh - and although Marais Erasmus shakes his head, Lakmal calls for the review; I think this is curtains for substitute opener! Yep, no bat involved as he hacked across the line, the ball projected to give leg stump a firm tickle on the tummy. Not sure why Erasmus didn't give that in the first place, but anyway, SL have their man. 4/1
26.3 to BA Stokes, pins him in front and now it's England's turn to think about a review and Stokes has gone for it. Quicker delivery from Dilruwan, pitching at a full length on off stump. Moves in with the angle from round the wicket, and straightens just enough to be troublesome. The left-hander misses the sweep and ball-tracking says it's hitting leg stump. England have lost both their reviews as well!. 109/4
80.4 to JM Anderson, and it lasts just one ball. Anderson is playing for turn. Gets an inside edge and it's pushed into the stumps. 346/10
Malinda Pushpakumara27110113.74979000
25.5 to RJ Burns, gives him out lbw but Burns has reviewed. DRS is only taken after a long chat with Root. So it's possible he doesn't have an inside edge. He does, however, have a long stride forward while he plays the sweep shot to a ball from round the stumps. Pitches on middle, hits on middle, hitting the leg stump, three reds and Burns has got to go, taking one of England's reviews with him. 108/3
Akila Dananjaya25011564.608711200
19.1 to KK Jennings, reverse sweep goes straight to slip! Eish. That's a bad way to go. Jennings is very good with that shot, but here he premeditates, and that gives just enough warning to the bowler. Akila responds by pushing the ball through quicker, pulling the length back, getting that little bit of bounce that is the biggest enemy to cross-bat shots.. 77/2
40.6 to JC Buttler, oh, he's played on! Another batsman falls sweeping! Buttler trying to reverse again, but the line was straighter, cramped him for the shot and a thick bottom edge bounced down and into the stumps! Change of pace might have done for him, as well, but it was heading down the leg side until he dragged it on to the woodwork... Second time that stroke has done for him in this match. 183/5
46.3 to MM Ali, sweeping again, gone again! Looked very adjacent to the line of off stump, no reviews for either side remember. Moeen goes cheaply again, and this Test swings again. I reckon he was a bit unlucky there, the ball wasn't spinning sharply, just angling back in from outside off, but he needed to lay bat on it really!. 219/6
69.2 to JE Root, straightening on the stumps, hits the front pad - given! No reviews, so Root will have to drag himself away. He was, of course, sweeping (reverse this time); don't think he got any bat or glove on the ball, and it looked pretty adjacent, turning down the line of middle stump from round the wicket. Nevertheless, a fabulous innings from the England captain and he's given his side a chance. 301/7
69.3 to SM Curran, oh, bowled him first ball! No lower-order heroics from Scurran today, that was perfectly on line from Dananjaya, spinning past the outside edge to nudge off the off bail... They check with the third umpire, so subtle was the deflection, but all is good. Two in two for Dananjaya, bags his five-for, and this match is swinging again!. 301/8
71.6 to AU Rashid, sharp spin, Rashid is back on his sticks... Up goes umpire Ravi's finger! It turned a long way, but probably would have been hitting leg stump, given how deep in the crease he had gone. But hang on, looks like there was an inside edge! Reviews blown, though, so Rash is toast. 305/9
Dhananjaya de Silva40701.75180000
Suranga Lakmal401403.50162000
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (Target: 301 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne c †Foakes b Rashid5796-4059.37
Kaushal Silva st †Foakes b Leach46-0066.66
Dhananjaya de Silva c Jennings b Leach110-0010.00
Kusal Mendis lbw b Leach17-0014.28
Angelo Mathews lbw b Ali88137-6064.23
Roshen Silva c Root b Ali3795-4038.94
Niroshan Dickwella c Stokes b Ali3543-3081.39
Dilruwan Perera lbw b Leach211-0018.18
Akila Dananjaya not out 828-0028.57
Suranga Lakmal (c) b Ali02-000.00
Malinda Pushpakumara c & b Leach19-0011.11
Extras(b 5, lb 4)9
TOTAL74 Ov (RR: 3.28)243
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Kaushal Silva, 3.3 ov), 2-16 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 5.3 ov), 3-26 (Kusal Mendis, 7.5 ov), 4-103 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 27.6 ov), 5-176 (Roshen Silva, 54.3 ov), 6-221 (Angelo Mathews, 62.3 ov), 7-226 (Dilruwan Perera, 65.2 ov), 8-240 (Niroshan Dickwella, 70.1 ov), 9-240 (Suranga Lakmal, 70.3 ov), 10-243 (Malinda Pushpakumara, 73.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson521202.40242000
Jack Leach2828352.961095000
3.3 to JK Silva, hook, line, sinker and the fish is in the fryer! Brilliant from Leach, drawing Kushal to come dancing thanks to the flight. He comes out for that dance, but he doesn't expect as much turn. Beaten, and Foakes whips the bails off quicker than Magnum PI. First wicket for England. 14/1
5.3 to DM de Silva, oh my Starburst, Opal Fruits and lucky charms! What a catch by Jennings at short leg! That's brilliant! A bit of a needless shot from Dhananjaya, as this is on leg stump. He should be sweeping this, but instead pushes forward. It's airborne enough that Jennings can get his mitt under it and pulls off a blinder. Sri Lanka wobbling more than jelly being carried down a pot hole fuelled road. 16/2
7.5 to BKG Mendis, big appeal for LBW as Mendis attempts to sweep. We have ourselves a review! It wasn't given, but this was very full. Front foot is fine. I tell you what, that looks closer than I first thought. No bat involved, so down to ball tracking. It's crashing into leg. Leach has four in four v Kusal! England are rampant!. 26/3
65.2 to MDK Perera, Leach strikes! Is that the match? That hit him on the full and might have just been outside the line. He opts not to review so there will be no review. Sensible too as Dilruwan's foot is straight in front. 226/7
73.6 to PM Pushpakumara, Leach thinks he has his five! Looked for all the world like a bump-ball, but the soft signal is out as Pushpakumara pushes a full length ball straight back to the bowler! Sure enough, that's straight off the toe, a puff of dust as the ball scrapes the turf in doing so, and England have won the Test, and the series, in terrific style!. 243/10
Moeen Ali1927243.78716000
54.3 to ARS Silva, has this got him?! Beaten on the inside flicking to leg, the catch is taken at slip... No dice from umpire Erasmus but England are adamant and go to the DRS! Did he get a tickle on it...? Yes, just a feather! Brushed the edge as he squeezed the bat down, on to pad and then Root claimed the catch! Roshen falls, Moeen with the breakthrough, a huge blow for Sri Lanka. 176/5
62.3 to AD Mathews, GIVEN! Moeen strikes third ball. Mathews reviews, but is it in vain? That looks fairly plumb to me. Height could be the only thing that saves him. Umpire's call on hitting. Clipping leg. HUGE MOMENT! DO NOT GO ANYWHERE!. 221/6
70.1 to N Dickwella, edged and gone! That's the one England wanted! Lovely from Moeen, the extra flight on a full length does the trick, dips late as Dickwella leans into a hard-handed drive, grips the pitch, kisses the edge and fizzes to Stokes at slip, who clings on with ease!. 240/8
70.3 to RAS Lakmal, England are rampant now! Another beauty from Moeen, a carbon copy of the previous ball, but tighter to the stumps, the angle around the wicket opens Lakmal up like a tin of beans, before straightening the ball through the gate and into the top of off!. 240/9
Adil Rashid1715213.05603000
27.6 to FDM Karunaratne, YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! That is outstanding. Jennings has taken another epic. Actually, it's Foakes. But that is brilliant anticipation from the pair of them. Karunaratne has got down to sweep this. Jennings has anticipated it and gets going. It's swept hard and Jennings can't hold on, but parries it to Foakes who is also alert. Forget relay catches on the boundary; that is up there with any of them. 103/4
Joe Root501503.00181000
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MATCH DETAILS
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
England
Joe Root
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2326
Hours of play (local time)9:45 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14:55-15:15, Close 17.15
Match days14, 15, 16, 17, 18 November 2018 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
India
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 14 Nov - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 26/1 (Dimuth Karunaratne 19*, Malinda Pushpakumara 1*, 12 ov)
Thu, 15 Nov - day 2 - England 2nd innings 0/0 (Jack Leach 0*, Rory Burns 0*, 1 ov)
Fri, 16 Nov - day 3 - England 2nd innings 324/9 (Ben Foakes 51*, James Anderson 4*, 76 ov)
Sat, 17 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 226/7 (Niroshan Dickwella 27*, 65.2 ov)
Sun, 18 Nov - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 243 (74 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • New ball taken at 80.4 overs.
  • Innings Break: England - 346/10 in 80.4 overs (BT Foakes 65)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Over 7.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - BKG Mendis (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 38/3 in 11.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 25, AD Mathews 2)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 15.1 overs (91 balls), Extras 5
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (FDM Karunaratne 30, AD Mathews 20, Ex 0)
  • FDM Karunaratne: 50 off 81 balls (4 x 4)
  • Over 25.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - FDM Karunaratne (Upheld)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 93/3 in 26.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 54, AD Mathews 28)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.4 overs (166 balls), Extras 5
  • AD Mathews: 50 off 75 balls (3 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 43.6 overs (264 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 151/4 in 46.0 overs (AD Mathews 55, ARS Silva 26)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 111 balls (AD Mathews 21, ARS Silva 27, Ex 2)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (AD Mathews 22, ARS Silva 26, Ex 2)
  • Over 47.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - ARS Silva (Struck down)
  • Over 54.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - ARS Silva (Upheld)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 58.4 overs (352 balls), Extras 9
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 219/5 in 62.0 overs (AD Mathews 87, N Dickwella 23)
  • Over 62.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - AD Mathews (Umpires Call)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 226/7 in 65.2 overs (N Dickwella 27)
  • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 226/7 in 65.2 overs (N Dickwella 27)
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